Tonight The Darkest and Longest Night After 500 Years
(via: www.caravanalive.com) As many readers have pointed out, the “darkest night in 500 years” actually happened in 2010. Sorry for the misinformation. But tonight/tomorrow is still the winter solstice, and the confluence of the solstice and lunar eclipse (which happened in 2010) is still pretty cool.
The eclipse, which should begin at around 1:30 a.m. EST, will cover the moon in Earth’s shadow. The moon’s glowing sphere will slowly be covered in darkness until “totality,” which is the point at which the moon is completely covered in shadow. At that point, the moon will appear to turn orange as the sun’s light beaming through Earth’s atmosphere gently illuminates it. It will remain that way for over an hour before the sun peeks around the other side of Earth and its beams strike the moon once more.
The Lunar Eclipse or Chandra Grahan, a celestial event that occurs during the immersion of moon in the shadow of the Earth, which took place on March 23. Tonight we will be experiencing the longest a and darkest night after very long time that is winter solstice 2016
The Earth’s shadow falls on the moon during a Lunar Eclipse. When the moon passes through the umbra, the dark shadow of the Earth, a partial or total Lunar Eclipse takes place.
It's been nearly 500 years since the last solstice lunar eclipse. Here's what you'll see during winter solstice 2016.
Europe and Africa will only get a partial view of the eclips but in the Americas the best times to watch are during those 72 minutes of totality.
NYU science journalism professor John Rennie explains what you're likely to see in the wee hours of the morning: Dimming of the moon's disk, creeping sensations of unease, Unclean things walk the earth, Contortion of the zodiac, Intrusion of strange dimensions, Universal gibbering madness.